18th July 2005, 12:06 AM #1
Pikachu = Owned
WARNING: READ the LICENSE AGREEMENT before posting art @ AnimeOnline.net!
Does anyone here upload artwork to animeonline.net?
Their License Argreement / TOS grants them full rights over the artists' work -- do NOT upload stuff there if you wish to remain the owner of your own work! They can sell your work for their own profit.
They know that almost none reads the TOS when they sign up at forums, and have decided to exploit that in an unacceptable manner.
Magnatude, someone I know from another site (AnimeX.com), noticed this. For this reason, when he kindly wrote tutorials for AnimeOnline.net's forum goers, he did not upload his images to their server, but hosted them himself -- that resulted in his posts getting censored by the administration.
I'd also like to note that this issue is currently being worked on. The admin promised to fix the TOS. You can view the original warning thread on the AnimeX.com boards here:
And before you jump into conclusions, the issue has not yet been resolved. The animeonline.net armin modified his post (which is the updated TOS) after Magnatude said that he was satisfied. Here is the "fixed" TOS:
Clearly, that person is still trying to deceive artists.
Originally Posted by AnimeOnline.net TOS
ALSO, this doesn't concern AnimeOnline only. There could be other "free services" out there with the same kind of License Agreement / TOS, designed to rip people off.
It would be nice if you guys passed this warning to your friends on other boards and communities.
EDIT: AnimeX.com is a perfectly safe and good place to upload your artwork to!
Last edited by Kadabra; 18th July 2005 at 12:09 AM.
21st July 2005, 02:43 AM #2
Avenging Remora of Doom
I have to say, AnimeOnline is going a little overboard. Maybe we should stop visiting them until they change it *properly* - like, a boycott or something. *is sticking to dA for the moment, anyway*